Certification: Board Certified Specialist in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology

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The American Board of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology, Inc. (ABBP) was incorporated in 1987 with assistance from the Association for advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT). ABBP's mission is to certify psychologists at a specialty level of professional competence in Behavioral Psychology, which includes the sub areas of: 1) Applied Behavior Analysis; 2) Behavior Therapy; 3) Cognitive-Behavior Therapy & Modification, and 4) Cognitive Therapy. In 1992, ABBP became an affiliate board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and currently operates under its guidelines.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.

  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.